Tagged: community

between thirty-four

between thirty-four
and forty-eight, we are
celebrating birthdays
in the east village
tonight, stringing the
eighties to the nineties
from the jukebox in
the corner. most of us
will become more
repetitive with
time – for now, we
will rely on
booze and song
.
20170217:2359
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it turns out that we

it turns out that we
all do it – the people with
whom we choose to have
a beer or four, well
into the night, post-
inauguration, whether
commiserating or
celebrating, are
stunningly
like us, in the ways
that make us all
weaker,
as we prop
each other up
.
20170121:1115
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here and there, words hide

here and there, words hide
other words, tuck them away
between the folds of
syllables, knowing that
there will be days when
we will need shelter
from each other
.
20161027:0810
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between model

between model
minority
and model
citizen
is a gap –
we are trying to
fill it with everything
we know, everything we
experience, everything
that comes our way,
plagued with blind spots
perfected by society
.
20160827:0710
y

speaking and

speaking and
not speaking are two
ways to hold a
conversation –
somehow, we
bridge the divide
.
20160707:2241
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let us draw the short

we all take turns

we all take turns
being lost and found –
an exercise in weight
distribution to ensure
a lengthier ride,
stretch performance
.
20151117:0756
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tell us your stories

nearing the end of

nearing the end of
a season, petals
fall and rally
around their
tree before being
picked up
by the wind.
every turn is
possible, may
we be that lucky
.
20150811:0907
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things you love

things you love
and things you love
to hate are not so
different. years
have a way of
both sharpening
and dulling the
experience
so that when i say
red velvet cake,
you know that
i mean ugh
and when i say
red velvet cake!,
you know that
i mean thank you,
you really
shouldn’t have
,
i still love you
.
20150729:0848
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